Last time we talked about sanctifying ourselves for a fast on our Road To Pentecost. We used scriptures from Joel 2 that showed what fasting can do. Some of those scriptures were even quoted by Peter on the Day of Pentecost. As we saw in those scriptures from Joel, the act of fasting will get God's attention when it is done with a right spirit. The act of sacrifice goes up to God the same as a burnt offering would have on the altar of repentance. Just as with the burnt offering, though, fasting requires more than just an action. It requires prayer.
Today, read Acts 1:13-14. The term supplication there means to desperately ask for something. Look at the roll call of important people in the early church. Imagine being in the same room with them with a focused mind and focused heart like they had. Note that the term supplication means to desperately ask for something. Those 120 faithful servants were all desperately calling out to God for the same thing: His power to fall.
Take this thought with you as you further meditate on the segment of scripture for today:
The mighty acts of God are often preceded by the desperate prayers of unified believers.
God wants to do great things in our lives. There are times, though, that he looks and listens to see who is truly desiring after Him. If we will come after God with our whole hearts and minds on this fast, He will respond in kind and we will see the power of God fall like He wants it to on Pentecost Sunday.
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